Defense Against Diabetic Complications

Diabetes can be difficult to manage and lifestyle adjustments can often feel overwhelming to patients. But there is a reason behind the recommended diet and exercise. Farther down the road, larger complications can arise such as nerve damage, cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, hearing impairment and amputation. In order to prevent these complications, MSA has recommended…

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Spotting the Signs of a Stroke

There is some confusion about the signs of a stroke. In fact, many people experience them without realizing it – a dangerous situation since strokes can cause permanent damage to the brain. It’s important to know if you are at risk for a stroke and learn the symptoms as well as the proper course of…

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What is Sclerotherapy? The Cure to Vein Pain

While the look of spider veins and varicose veins are not ideal, the health risks attached to them are another matter completely. Chronic Venous Insufficiency can cause certain veins to bulge and weaken in the legs or feet. Tissue damage and even skin rashes can result from this condition, and require a skilled hand in…

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency: What Is It and What Can Be Done?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where your veins are unable to bring blood back to your heart. This causes blood to flow backwards, pooling into the legs resulting in swelling. If left untreated, it could cause a leg ulcer. Learn the signs, prevention, and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.   Signs: Detecting CVI…

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MSA Vascular Lab Earns IAC Accreditation in Four Specialized Testing Areas for the 15th year in a Row

The Vascular Lab – A division of Muskegon Surgical Associates, earns IAC accreditation in four specialized testing areas for the 15th year in a row  The Vascular Lab – A division of Muskegon Surgical Associates– is a dedicated vascular ultrasound lab specializing in noninvasive studies of the arteries and veins. We utilize technology from one…

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Exercises to get your blood pumping.

Working towards a healthy heart doesn’t have to be difficult. Getting the blood pumping with daily or weekly exercises is one of the best ways to reduce vascular issues. See these exercises that boost vascular health and keep your heart happy. Aerobics  Walking, running, jogging or even skipping is great for circulation. This type of…

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The Dangers of Blood Clots and How to Avoid Them.

Despite what you may hear, a blood clot is a very normal function of the body. When we hurt ourselves, blood clots stop us from bleeding out over even a minor paper cut. However, when a blood clot forms in a blood vessel, a series of health complications could arise. Here are the dangers of…

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What Causes Clogged Arteries?

Happy, healthy arteries are at the core of vascular health. Making sure your heart stays strong means keeping your veins and arteries in peak condition. If you’re concerned about clogged arteries, learning the basics of what causes them to constrict and what you can do about it will help to ensure your arteries and heart…

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Congrats to Mercy Health Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating!

Congratulations to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating. We are proud to work with a 5 star facility. The 293 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS Mackenzie Bean – Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Print  | Email CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five…

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Easy Steps You Can Take to Reduce Stress

Sometimes it can feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done that you want or need to accomplish. From work duties and family responsibilities to finances, errands and appointments, day-to-day stresses can start to pile up and unfortunately take their toll on your health. Add in all the holiday…

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